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Henry A. Giroux – Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia

From Truthout:

Henry A. Giroux | Living in the Age of Imposed Amnesia
Henry A. Giroux, Truthout: “We live in an age in which punitive justice and a theater of cruelty have become the defining elements of a mainstream cultural apparatus that trades in historical and social amnesia. How else to explain the electoral sweep that just put the most egregious Republican Party candidates back in power? These are the people who gave us Katrina, made torture a state policy, promoted racial McCarthyism, celebrated immigrant bashing, pushed the country into two disastrous wars, built more prisons than schools, bankrupted the public treasury, celebrated ignorance over scientific evidence (‘half of new Congressmen do not believe in global warming’) and promoted the merging of corporate and political power.”
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